Want to know what the biggest trends for web design were in 2015? Today we’re taking a closer look at some of the hottest trends that came out of the technology changes made over the last year. Check out the following top ten list and see how these changes impacted your web design throughout the last 12 months.
1. Oversized Background Images
Thanks to companies like Apple, oversized background images became front and center for web design. Rich typography complements the images and creates an ultra modern look everyone can get behind, and get behind it we have.
2. Card Style Designs
Because content needs to fit onto several different places, card based designs have become increasingly popular. As screen sizes change, so should the way designers implement content onto the page, which is why cards were so groundbreaking in 2015.
3. Open Data
Instead of closing off the good stuff only for exclusive customers, data made the transition from closed off to completely open. Both public and private institutions made the switch, and began sharing more content than ever before.
4. Evolution of Responsive Design
The web become the hub of customized design in 2015. Maintaining simple and minimal aesthetics is the cornerstone of the new internet. This spurred the evolution of responsive design and broke the mold for designers.
5. Privacy Solutions
Security and privacy is critical to gain customer loyalty. In 2015, designers turned their attention to greater privacy surrounding checkouts and limitations placed in the hands of a third-party company. These efforts weren’t in vain, and customers answered back by purchasing more products over the web.
One of the biggest trends in 2015 is repetition of past design strategy. Enhancements in typography and sophisticated web layouts lead the way for new design throughout 2015.
8. Vibrant Design
Bold graphics, unexpected colors, and soft lighting were the hallmark of vibrant design this past year. Fluid design breathes life into the flat designs of previous years.
9. Adaptive Design and Web Components
According to experts, adaptive design and web components meshed together to create a new breed of web design. By combining the power of both unique web components and adaptive design, designers are able to offer something truly one-of-a-kind.
10. Digital-First Design
Companies are now putting digital first in their budgets. Digital elements have become front and center for small and large businesses alike, and with good reason. More individuals use the internet than any other resource. This trend is a natural progression for the digital sector.